another broken wrist.
My son has broken
his wrist twice. Both times he was doing a "jump" and lost his balance. So
--- we are certainly looking for a way to prevent this from happening again!
--- But, if it would chance upper arm or shoulder injury ... don't know
which would be worse! (He's a golfer in the Spring/Summer!) So --- advice is
Thank you for your time!
Pam (and son)
Chickie Rosenberg answers:
Broken wrists are no fun. I suggest wearing knee pads. How will that help
out the wrist? If you know that your knees are padded then you will drop to
your knees for that crash landing instead of reaching out with your wrist to
break the fall. It takes a little while to create the reaction, but after a
while it becomes automatic.
Lauren Traub Teton, Editor chimes in:
I agree with Chickie, I strongly recommend good in-line skate knee pads too,
and I wear them every time out, and have since my first year.
Also, there is a new elastic integrated snowboard glove and wrist guard on
the American market that was designed by a French ER doctor experienced in
snowboard injuries. It is the only one that has been proven by research to
reduce snowboard broken wrists by 60% or more.
Read about the Flexmeter Guards and Gloves, and more about Snowboard Safety
Jeremy King answers:
I've had a couple of kids break wrists on me while I was teaching them.. its
an unfortunate injury, but happens on the regular.. a trick for that is
roller blade wrist guards...
Burton also makes the Impact glove (the company that it is listed under is
called RED) and that glove/mitt comes fully equipped with wrist guards in
them.. a very practical idea, 'specially for constant broken wrists...
Gavin Ehringer answers:
Buy your son some good wrist guards. Also, he needs to learn to fall. You
want to fall with your arms up like you're holding a beach ball to your
chest. The hands should be balled up into fists, not open. Tuck and roll
rather than trying to break the fall with the arms.
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